Marek Eben (born 18 December 1957) is a Czech actor, singer, composer, writer and television host.

Marek Eben
Marek Eben at 42nd KV IFF
Background information
Birth nameMarek Eben
Born (1957-12-18) 18 December 1957 (age 66)
OriginCzechoslovakia Prague, Czechoslovakia
GenresRock, Folk, Jazz
Occupation(s)Actor, singer, composer, writer, television host



Eben studied music and drama at the Prague Conservatory.[1] His father, Petr Eben, and his uncle Ilja Hurník were both composers. With his brothers Kryštof and David, he formed a band "Bratři Ebenové" (Eben Brothers) in 1984, with Marek as the writer, composer and singer.

Eben has won a number of awards for his work as a TV presenter. His presenting work includes the Czech version of Dancing with the Stars, and the long-running Czech Television talk show Na plovárně ("At the swimming-pool"), in which he interviews celebrities from all over the world. He also participates in the organization of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. He is openly Christian, and is known for his polite interviewing style.[1]


  1. ^ a b Coilin O'Connor (1 March 2005). Marek Eben – the Czech Republic's "Mr. Nice", Radio Prague, Retrieved 14 April 2011